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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Remnant...Excerpt and Giveaway

About the book:
One nation, without God...

Colton Pierce apprehends Abberants—those who display symptoms of faith—and quarantines them on a remote island to ensure public safety. Years prior, the government released a genetically-engineered super flu that destroyed the genes believed to be the biological source of spiritual experience in an effort to rid the world of terrorism. As an extractor with the Center for Theological Control, Colton is dedicated to the cause.

But Colton's steadfast commitment is challenged when he learns his own son has been targeted for extraction. An underground militia, the Remnant, agrees to help Colton save his son in exchange for his assistance with their plan to free the Aberrants on the island.

Colton is faced with the most important decision of his life. Remain faithful to the CTC? Or give up everything to save his son?


Colton found Selma in the copy room. The coffee machine was there as well, so when he realized that he didn’t have any actual purpose in being in the copy room and this might appear odd, he casually walked up to the complimentary coffee in the corner of the room, grabbed a cup, and filled it to the brim. As he stirred his coffee, he looked over at Selma, who had not yet—to his knowledge—looked up from the papers she was copying. She appeared entirely focused on the small stack of papers she had brought with her.

She does look quite amazing, Colton thought. He realized how dark and olive-toned her skin was, and he wondered again about her ethnicity. Some Asian? Some Hispanic? A blend of everything?

Selma looked up at him. He recognized the look to be more than just a casual glance upward—she saw him, looked back down, but then her eyes were back on him, and she perked up.

Every alarm in Colton’s body sounded that this was a woman who was attracted to him. No questions there, and what better time to do something about it than right now—in the copy room—while they were alone?

“Hi there,” she said, and her gaze lingered on him. The stack of papers she’d been so focused on just a moment before now seemed trivial. “Nice outfit. Playing the part of one of the old extractors, huh?”

“Yeah, I did my best. I think it went well.”

“I hope so. I’m the one who scheduled all the filming now that I’m working for PR. I might try bringing in actors next time, but I thought, why not let the community see the faces of the real men and women at the CTC?”

“Good choice, of course. How are you doing?” Colton asked.

“I’m great.”

“Got a big stack of copies there, huh?”

“Oh, these?” She looked down at the papers she was holding. The copy machine was spitting out fifteen copies of some kind of chart. “Yeah, just some PR calendars. Nothing that exciting. Planning more public service announcements.”

“Any fun plans for this weekend?”

“This weekend,” she said, puckering her lips in thought. “Well, I am going to an outdoor event down in Manhattan Beach. Very excited about it.”

“Outdoor event?” This troubled Colton, because he’d seen the news and knew exactly what kinds of events were being planned around the city, and perhaps the whole country, for that matter. “You’re not going to one of the humanist rallies, are you?”

“Humanist rallies?”

Her response eased his mind. “Yeah, there are some rallies going on this weekend, I think. You know, part of this whole social advocate movement to protest the possible new move in legislation to have the Aberrants killed rather than taken to quarantine. All that nonsense. Really ridiculous, if you ask me. We pay enough in taxes. Why pay more tax dollars keeping them alive? Burial prices are much less, and just on an inside level, I’d be willing to bet a passing of that legislation would mean a raise for everyone here at the CTC.”


About the author:
William Michael Davidson lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and two daughters. A believer that "good living produces good writing," Davidson writes early in the morning so he can get outside, exercise, spend time with people, and experience as much as possible. A writer of speculative fiction, he enjoys stories that deal with humanity's inherent need for redemption.


Thanks to MC Book Tours for the opportunity to spotlight William Michael Davidson. For more on Davidson and his writing, you can connect with him on GoodreadsTwitterFacebook, and his Amazon Author’s Page.

You can purchase your own copies of The Remnant at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters-Indigo, Book Depository, Foyles, Mediander and Fiction DB. Make sure you add The Remnant to your Goodreads list as well.


This is a tour-wide giveaway for two (2) print copies that are available to those living in the U.S. only and one (1) eBook copy available international. The giveaway will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, Feb. 26.

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1 comment:

  1. Excerpts are a great way to get a glimpse inside a book. Holly, thanks for sharing this one and for being a part of William's tour.

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